An old commission but one that I am fond off. This is a screen print designed for the KF Collection.
The piece is a transcription of Catherine the Great, After Alexander Roslin, an C18th painting in the collection. Taking an interest in how authenticity can be so changeable, (the work had been listed as both by and after in Christies catalogues from varying decades) I researched images of the work that was believed to be the original and made a series of ‘variable’ screen prints. Although a series of 10, they all differ slightly and may even go unnoticed by a less observant eye. The piece subtly questioned the relationship between an original and a copy.
Top image, Catherine, Variable Screen Print, 1/10, acrylic on paper, 2010
Bottom image, in situ Kardo-Findlate Collection, London 2010